Cardinal Stritch to Lakeland University

Finish Your Degree

Cardinal Stritch University

We are saddened to learn that Cardinal Stritch University is closing at the end of this semester. We know this must be hard for you, especially as you consider your future, and we'd like to help.

Whether you have just started your educational journey, or are pursuing a graduate degree, at Lakeland we are equipped to help you finish what you started. We’ll do everything we can to make transferring to Lakeland as easy as possible. Our admission counselors are here to work with you, one-on-one, to discuss your options and create a personalized plan.

Transfer to Lakeland University

Finish What You Started

Lakeland University is committed to your success, and will grant all current Cardinal Stritch University students in good academic standing guaranteed admission to Lakeland University. Students will be able to complete their degree in the same amount of time, and Cardinal Stritch students will pay the same or less tuition in most instances to attend Lakeland University.

Be sure to add Lakeland's FAFSA code (003854) to your financial aid application.

    Cardinal Stritch University

    Virtual or In-Person

    Upcoming Information Sessions

    Lakeland University will host several information sessions for Cardinal Stritch students, both online and in-person. These sessions will provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn more about Lakeland; and our dedicated admissions counselors will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Upcoming Sessions: 

      • April 27: 3 - 6 p.m.
        • In-Person at Cardinal Stritch. Exact location TBA.

      Click the link(s) above to or come see us in person to learn more!

      Student Experience

      Lakeland University provides a variety of ways to earn your degree (traditional undergraduate, adult degree completion and graduate programs) by creating a myriad of customized, yet shared student experiences. 

      We’re equipped to help you finish what you started and will do everything we can to make this transition as easy as possible. Our admission counselors are here to work with you, one-on-one, to discuss your options and create a personalized plan.

      • Main campus in Plymouth, Wis.
      • 80+% residential campus
      • Mostly full-time students
      • Classes mostly delivered face-to-face, during the day
      • Cooperative Education - earn up to 30 academic credits for paid work experiences (equivalent of a full year).
      • 30+ majors offered
      • 21 NCAA/Varsity ahletic teams
      • 15:1 student-to-teacher-ratio
      • 600+ on-campus students
      • 42+ clubs and organizations

        Want to learn more? Download our viewbook, email Ben Zuengler at!


        For more than four decades, Lakeland University has been a leader in offering adult learners innovative pathways to earn their academic degrees and make their career goals a reality.

        Today, Lakeland offers a number of pathways and programs for students, especially those who are juggling work and family:

        • Flexible delivery formats:
          • Onsite: In class one night per week at one of our six center locations
          • Online: participate weekly when it works best for you
          • Online Live: attend live classes virtually from anywhere one night per week
          • BlendEd Live: attend classes in-person or online … you choose each week
        • Lakeland offers 12- and/or 7-week courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters
        • Lakeland’s award-winning Cooperative Education program allows students to earn academic credit for projects they are doing on the job, cutting down the time to graduation and making their learning relevant to their career advancement.
        • Lakeland offers evening classes at six centers around Wisconsin (including Milwaukee) for those students who prefer to learn face to face in real time.
        • Lakeland has offered online courses for 20+ years, and was one of the first colleges in the United States to fully offer a degree online.

        Innovation is nothing new for LU. Since our founding in 1862, we have been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

        Want to learn more? Email Suzie Barrock at!


        For more than 40 years, Lakeland University has been meeting working students where they are. We would love to know more about your professional goals and how we can best support you while you earn your master's degree.

        Don't put your life on hold to earn your graduate degree. Our flexible scheduling and variety of modalities allow you to learn on your time and at your own pace. Build a schedule that meets your needs with options for 7- and 12-week courses, evening classes and the ability to join class remotely. You can also earn academic credit for real-world experience and finish your degree faster.

        Want to learn more? Contact Jane Bouche at!


        Why Lakeland?

        Students transferring from Cardinal Stritch to Lakeland University will receive the following benefits:

        • Guaranteed admission. Lakeland University will provide 100% transfer of all credits.
        • Cost will be the same or less than what you would pay at Cardinal Stritch University (i.e. tuition, residence expenses, fees, etc.) in most instances to complete courses and other requirements necessary to graduate.
          • Be sure to add Lakeland's FAFSA code (003854) to your financial aid application.
        • Complete your program on the same timeframe (or sooner) as was possible at Cardinal Stritch University.
        • Students in licensure programs will be supported in obtaining an equal or comparable license.
        • Personalized admission and academic advising.
        • Support to help students launch and advance their careers.

        Experiential Education

        We Value Work!

        At Lakeland University, we value work and the learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Many students return to the classroom with a wealth of knowledge and experience from their professional lives. Whether you have prior work experience, want to get work experience but have a busy schedule or are interested in being part of our Cooperative Education program through our traditional Main Campus program, there is an abundance of opportunities to get credit for your work!

        Contact us today to learn how you can earn credit for current and/or prior work experiences, and shorten the time it takes to earn your degree!

        Lakeland University Cooperative Education student

        Apply Today

        Apply to Lakeland University! After completing the application form, an admissions advisor will contact you to discuss what else may be needed. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

        Note: enter code "STRITCH" to waive your application fee.

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